Tip 1: How to change the mixer

If you have a defective faucet, you can do partial replacement of some of its parts.If any minor repairs do not work, have to change all at once.In the end, you may just need to put the new mixer instead of the old.
Guide
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Everyone has their own taste, so the choice of the form of the mixer - a private matter.Another thing - the manufacturer.Chinese manufacturers are presented in Russian stores very well.They are inexpensive and do not cause virtually no wrangling.This is an excellent value for money.The second group of European manufacturers, particularly Italian.European quality faucets somewhere in 25-50% better than the Chinese, and they are much more expensive.There are Russian manufacturers, which are comparable in quality with the Chinese.
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Which heads to choose ceramic or simple?Of course, ceramic better.They are reliable, it does not require much effort during the closing of the crane.Their minus - ceramic heads require higher quality water, so put a filter in front of them, o
r at least a lining with mesh as an alternative.
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Choosing a faucet for the bathroom, look at the connection node of the eccentric with a crane through the pads.Previously, unions have done with a thickening of the crane, but now this is somehow moved.Therefore, at present, this often causes the node to flow, especially when installing a crane: laying or slipping into eccentric or slotted him sharp edge.Refer to the eccentric side, which faces the crane was little or no acute.Laying should be well retain its shape and not slip inside.Especially good today pads with mesh filter not only water, but also good to keep their shape due to this same grid.
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must first measure the length of the pads if you intend to install the kitchen faucet on flexibles.If the valve you choose Import, his eyeliner should be half an inch (15).If it is a three / eight (10), buy half-inch adapter.
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When installing faucet in the bathroom sometimes is not obtained immediately turn the old unions.Try to anneal them, if you can not unscrew.For this fit the Chinese gas canister.After this, you dramatically increase the odds unscrew the eccentric, not breaking it.
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And another thing: when you thread the cylinder liner in the kitchen, not to show excessive zeal to no harm.

Tip 2: How to replace yourself in the bathroom faucet

Eventually breaks even the most high-quality faucets.Given the poor state of water in many regions and the effects of temperature changes on the material of the mixer and its moving parts, it is not surprising that the taps can break even without having fulfilled his sentence.Replace it simply, even without specific maintenance skills.
Replacing the faucet in the bathroom
you need
  • - WD-40;
  • - gas or wrench;
  • feed for ODM (fumka);
  • - new mixer;
  • - set of gaskets.
Guide
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Apply WD-40 on the point of attachment to the eccentrics adapters Water pipes and union nut old mixer.An alternative may be a few drops of kerosine.This will get rid of the salt deposits.Wait 10-15 minutes.
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Shut off cold and hot water in an apartment or house for that close the entrance gate.Loosen gently with a gas key union nut and remove the old faucet mixer itself.
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Remove the old unions, adapters and clean the threads on the water pipes.Wrap the threads of the new cams from the diameter of ¾ inch tape FUM.
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Manually tighten eccentric to the water pipe, and tighten with the key half a turn.Both adapters should second their findings sent in one direction, either up or down.Set eccentric conclusions strictly on the distance corresponding to the distance of the mixer inputs
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Wear protective laths outputs eccentrics.
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Lay lining in the flanges of the mixer in the following order: soft rubber, hard paronitovye.It is possible that complete with mixer will only be rubber gaskets.
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Tighten union nuts on the mixer outputs adapters manually, and then tighten with a wrench on the half turn.
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Connect conclusions spout ("goose") and shower hose.When installing the gander carefully insert it into the bottom opening of the mixer, without damaging or displacing the O-rings.Connect shower hose to the holder or adapter, insert the appropriate size rubber gasket and paronita.
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Turn on the water.Open valves accurately and quickly to prevent water hammer on the mixer.
Note
important to understand that there is no over-tighten union nuts need, with a strong tightening rubber gasket selling and possible leakage.Also, there is no need for union nuts fumku wound.
Helpful Hint
If the mixer is replaced by a sink, an additional purchase and install new Henke (pipes to connect the mixer and water pipes).It is better to give preference to the metal-plastic Henk replacement of soft plastic or brass in textiles.
Sources:
  • mixer as a replacement
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